Roman Martyrology, April 26th

This Day, the Twenty-Sixth Day of April

At Rome, the birthday of blessed Cletus, Pope who governed the Church the second after the Apostle Saint Peter, and was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian.

In the same city, in the time of Maximian, Saint Marcellinus, Pope and martyr, who was beheaded for the faith of Christ, with Claudius, Cyrinus, and Antoninus. So great was the persecution at this time that within a month seventeen thousand Christians were crowned with martyrdom.

At Amasea, in Pontus, Saint Basileus, bishop and martyr, whose illustrious martyrdom occurred under the emperor Licinius. His body was thrown into the sea; but being found by Elpidiphorus, through the revelation of an angel, it was honorably entombed.

At Braga, in Portugal, Saint Peter, martyr, the first bishop of that city.

At Venice, Saint Clarence, bishop and confessor.

At Verona, Saint Lucidius, bishop.

In the monastery of Centula, Saint Richarius, priest and confessor.

At Troyes, Saint Exuperantia, virgin.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

V: All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us
R: Thanks be to God

– Roman Martyrology, 1914, revised edition with the imprimatur of Cardinal James Gibbons